Chesson Hadley

Chesson Tyler Hadley (born July 5, 1987)[2] is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour.

Chesson Hadley
Chesson Hadley, August 2018.jpg
Hadley in August 2018
Personal information
Full nameChesson Tyler Hadley
Born (1987-07-05) July 5, 1987 (age 32)
Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceRaleigh, North Carolina
SpouseAmanda (m. 2010)
ChildrenHughes, Hollins
CollegeGeorgia Tech
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)PGA Tour
Former tour(s) Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking56 (March 23, 2014)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour4
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT61: 2015
U.S. OpenT9: 2019
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2014, 2018
Achievements and awards
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year
2014 Tour
Player of the Year

Amateur careerEdit

Hadley was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on July 5, 1987 to Russell and Edna Ruth Hadley. He started playing golf at North Ridge Country Club and then for his high school, North Raleigh Christian Academy. He played college golf at Georgia Tech where he was a three-time All-American and won two events including the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference championship.[3] He played on the 2008 Palmer Cup team.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Hadley turned professional in 2010. He played on the Tour in 2013 and won his first tour event in June at the Rex Hospital Open.[4] He finished third on the 2013 Tour regular season money list to earn his 2014 PGA Tour card.

Hadley captured his first PGA Tour win on March 9, 2014 with a two-shot victory in the Puerto Rico Open played at the Trump International course. Hadley shot a tournament record 21-under and earned $630,000. He also earned a two-year tour exemption and spots in The Players Championship, PGA Championship, and Hyundai Tournament of Champions.[5]

Hadley ranked 49th in the 2014 FedEx Cup Playoffs including finishing 9th at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He also won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year.[6]

Hadley lost his PGA Tour card at the end of the 2016 season and dropped back to the Tour. His third career win on that tour, in July 2017 at the LECOM Health Challenge, ensured his return to the PGA Tour. He picked up another win in September at the Albertsons Boise Open. He was the Tour Finals winner and the overall money winner and was voted Tour Player of the Year.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Hadley married wife Amanda on July 17, 2010; the couple has one son, Hughes and one daughter, Hollins. Hadley is naturally left-handed but plays right-handed.[2]

Professional wins (6)Edit

PGA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Mar 9, 2014 Puerto Rico Open −21 (68-65-67-67=267) 2 strokes   Danny Lee Tour wins (4)Edit

Legend Tour Finals events (2)
Other Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Jun 23, 2013 Rex Hospital Open −19 (63-69-69-64=265) 2 strokes   Danny Lee
2 Sep 29, 2013 Tour Championship −10 (65-66-70-69=270) 2 strokes   Brad Fritsch,   Scott Gardiner,
  John Peterson,   Brendon Todd
3 Jul 9, 2017 LECOM Health Challenge −23 (69-67-64-65=265) 1 stroke   Beau Hossler
4 Sep 17, 2017 Albertsons Boise Open −16 (67-68-68-65=268) 1 stroke   Ted Potter Jr.,   Jonathan Randolph Tour playoff record (0–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2017 Rex Hospital Open   Conrad Shindler Lost to par on first extra hole
2 2017 DAP Championship   Nicholas Lindheim,   Rob Oppenheim Lindheim won with birdie on first extra hole

Other wins (1)Edit

  • 2012 River Landing Open (eGolf Tour)

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT T61 CUT
Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship CUT
U.S. Open T9
The Open Championship
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

U.S. national team appearancesEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Week 12 2014 Ending 23 Mar 2014" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Georgia Tech profile". Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Georgia Tech Golf Information Guide" (PDF). Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Chesson Hadley rallies with 64 at Rex". ESPN. Associated Press. June 23, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "Chesson Hadley wins first on tour". ESPN. Associated Press. March 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Rory McIlroy voted tour's top player". ESPN. Associated Press. October 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Hadley named 2017 Tour Player of the Year". PGA Tour. November 15, 2017.

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